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2002 Saab 9-3Review
gary writes:
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the car sold before I had an opportunity to view it. However, I have had experience with Saab before and found them to be reliable.

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2002 Saab 9-3Review
Jason writes:
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Great car good power and nice ride great gas milage

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2002 Saab 9-3 Review
w409 says:
these are one fast car has people know. i had a 2.2tdi it had a good engine. made one hell of a noise some days due the mass flywheel goes. then the starter motor failed. the garage wanted over £800 to sort out. more then the car was worth. i had a l reg saab 93 2.0 bottom end went and the stuipid drive shaft would not come out of the bottom of the engine. scrap yard had it.
vs1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2002 Saab 9-3 winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class worse.
"being front wheel drive it gripped the road better"
Value Ranked 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class better.
"i liked the style"
7 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SEReview
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The Little Car That Could — Saab 9-3 good car for someone who needs abit of cargo space and wants some fuel mileage from the 2.0 L turbo. Hatch back with fold down rear seats make this car a great carrier for goods and still allows the car to perform with ease as the turbo engine pulls well from all speeds

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Turbo torque

Cons: too small and is an automatic

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Excellent Little Car. — The engine is terrific and I just love the way this car handles. It is fast and has great pick up when I need it. The Sport mode is an added plus. Also, my model does excellent on fuel. On the open road I sometimes can get 29 mpg. In every day travel, around 26.5 mpg. It actually runs best on Sheetz fuel - it really does.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love the way it handles and the Sport mode as well as the Winter Mode. Fun to drive.

Cons: Parts are getting harder to come by.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Great Car For Singles, Retirees Or Young Couples! Families, Not So Much. — I appreciated the power and handling of the vehicle, and the looks speak for themselves. The 2002 Saab 9-3 has one of the best body styles of all the Saabs ever made. It's not too square, or too round, the angles are just right, from the front to the rear The leather seats are comfortable and there was enough leg room in the front. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for a big guy to sit in the back. Like all vehicles, if you provide it regular preventative maintenance, you won't be making frequent trips to the shop, so that wasn't really a factor with this particular car since I have owned it. Gas mileage was good, averaging 25-30 miles per gallon, (city/highway). My guess is it would have been better if I had been doing the speed limit while driving. Handling, steering and control were great, definitely a fun drive!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The car has great power; the turbo, when engaged turns the Saab 9-3 into a rocket.

Cons: Trunk space is small, smaller than I thought it would be.  But I was able to get two medium sized suitcases in there.  Groceries, no problem.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Fun In The Sun — Wanted a convertible for the wife, has a great back seat for a drop top and was had at a great price. Handles really well exept on rough roads. So far it has been ok, had to replace motor mounts. Would also like to up graden the 16 inch wheels.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Convertible top, heated seats, gas milage

Cons: Saab is no longer! a bit rough on buppy roads.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Fun — Love the look, style, and handling, not crazy about the blind spots and cost to repair. Hard to find parts and or accessories. Great on gas. Not much room in the trunk but that is because it is a convertible which makes it worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great on gas, convertible, fun to drive, very comfortable.

Cons: Cost to repair, parts hard to find.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Addictive — My first Saab was a 2004 9-3 2.0T Linear that I bought on eBay in 2006. I fell in love with the car immediately. The handling, the way it grabs the road on tight curves, the design (inside and out), and the fact that there aren't too many of them on the road when compared with Ford, Toyota, and Honda. Unfortunately I had to get rid of it in 2010. In Oct 2012, I purchased a 2002 9-3 2.0T SE-Conv. My first convertible ever and it is amazing!!! I'm already considering purchasing a new model. I recommend SAAB to everyone, everyday, everywhere.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, pickup, SPORT button,,,,

Cons: In city gas mileage could be better. But then again, if I drove a little slower it would probably help.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Saab 9-3 ViggenReview
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I Just Wish I Got To Drive It More. — Sure it has some torque steer issues but that's because of the power to weight ratio. Very comfortable and fun to drive. Basically I see newer and more expensive cars on the road on my 64 miles/day commute but when I'm in my Viggen I don't covet any of them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great power, great seats, great gas milage.

Cons: Availability of some parts.

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru8PVQC

I think the car is a great value and its features are outstanding. Read More

I Like It By saabfanchi

I miss the button dash Saab like my 2006 9-3 that I sold. This one has a very GM dash with the GM radio and the knobs for the climate control look like they come from the GM Europe parts bin. Read More

2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru212BN

I believe its an excellent value. Top shelf, truly. Read More

Review By David

Great car with low miles. Reasonable price. Im very pleased. Read More

2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Roibeard

The SAAB 9-3 is a well engineered car that drives smoother than any other make or model car Ive had. I own a 2006 SAAB 9-3 and would be interested in getting a newer model. Read More

Review By GuruTCKSZ

The SAAB is a GREAT value, as long as you have a mechanic that will fix them reasonably. Really fun to drive, great features only found on high end luxury cars, German engineering (German components,... Read More

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